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EA's making half of its digital sales on sports microtransactions

EA has made no bones about the fact that the extra content market plays a large role in its earnings. A year and a half ago, the publisher said it aimed for $1 billion in revenue annually from selling add-ons. Since then, it has exceeded th...   read

 
 
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Microtransactions

Teen who spent $8K on FIFA microtransactions refunded

Steven recently covered a wild story about a man, Lance Perkins, who was shocked to learn that his 17-year-old son had racked up $7,625 in FIFA microtransactions. A few updates on that front. As it turns out, the damage was even worse than ...   read

 
 
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Huge FIFA bill

Man swears off Xbox after son spends $8,000 on FIFA microtransactions

It's not just Kanye who hates microtransactions. Canada's Lance Perkins is upset after his 17-year-old son unwittingly charged $7,625.88 in FIFA microtransactions to the credit card he was granted for emergencies and family purchases. "He t...   read

 
 
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Origin Black Friday arrives early: $15 Inquisition, $12 Hardline

Black Friday for PC Gamers has begun with Origin launching the first salvo of discounts. Now through November 30 (Cyber Monday), get up to 75% off hundreds of titles and DLC packs. For the most part, Origin has discounts on EA games, but su...   read

 
 
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Deals

Year's worth of EA Access included in new FIFA 16 Xbox One bundle

It feels like every game is getting its own Xbox One Bundle this fall with the glut this September. The latest of the bunch is the above-pictured FIFA 16 bundle, which launched on Tuesday this week (the game comes out next week -- Tuesday, ...   read

 
 
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FIFA 16

13 female footballers removed from FIFA 16 following NCAA warning

Thirteen female football players have been removed from FIFA 16 following NCAA concerns that being in the game may jeopardise the athletes' eligibility for "collegiate athletics". North America’s National Collegiate Athletic Associati...   read

 
 


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FIFA 16

Here's the full FIFA 16 soundtrack

EA has unveiled the full soundtrack that will accompany FIFA 16. This year's track listing features 42 artists from the likes of Bastille, Beck, Foals, and John Newman. Here's the full list:   read

 
 
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World Records

The world's biggest arcade machine can house an African elephant

Edit: Can't get the images to display for some reason - sorry! :( Have removed them for now, but will pop them back in as soon as I can.  The latest edition of Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition shares a heap of new gaming-flavoure...   read

 
 
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FIFA 2016
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FIFA 2016's FUT Draft mode gets a trailer

Want to see two footballers have some incredibly forced “top quality bants”? Want to have your soul ripped out of your eye sockets and fed to a swarming flurry of crows? Well don’t worry, EA has you covered with the trail...   read

 
 
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gamescom

'Xbox players love their fut' and crappy FIFA deals

That is FIFA Ultimate Team, the thing EA uses to somehow make more money than just releasing a new FIFA every year (two when it's a World Cup year). "FUT fans this is a deal for you." Xbox One folks get FIFA 16 one week early with EA Access...   read

 
 
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Alongside Messi

Women's national team players grace FIFA 16 cover

FIFA 16 marks a first for the series with its inclusion of women footballers in the form of 12 playable women's international teams from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and the Unit...   read

 
 
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EA Sports preview

These are EA Sports' big focuses for Madden, FIFA, and NHL in 2015

Another year, another collection of EA Sports titles. EA's in a fortuitous position in that it has the video game rights to three of the five most popular athletics wrapped up. Demand for these games seemingly never wanes because as the res...   read

 
 
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FIFA 16
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FIFA 16 includes women's national teams (finally)

The FIFA video game series has been around for two decades, and in that time, it's been a boys only club. There's been outside pressure to reform, notably in 2013 when Spanish player Vero Boquete started a petition to urge EA Sports t...   read

 
 
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EA Access

FIFA 15 now included in EA Access

Electronic Arts' Xbox One game subscription service, EA Access, has added FIFA 15. Subscribers can play the full game and save 10 percent on Ultimate Team Points (be strong!). Good opportunity to link to that glitch where everyone chills in...   read

 
 
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Soccer suckers
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FIFA 15 PC glitch just runs everyone to the center of the pitch

FIFA 15, just released yesterday in North America and yet to be released in Europe and the UK, is already having some troubles. Maybe you're in luck if you buy it on Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, 3DS or Vita (and by "in luck" I m...   read

 
 
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Team USA's Clint Dempsey loses Xbox shirt for PS3/PS4 FIFA 15 cover

Lionel Messi will grace the cover of FIFA for the third year straight year, but FIFA 15's North American release will see team USA's Clint Dempsey creeping behind Messi, wondering why his lighting is so different.  There is one pr...   read

 
 
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FIFA 15
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FIFA 15 puts priority on emotions and giant dogpiles

Last month, I did my best to tell you what EA Sports wanted to put emphasis on for its three big sports titles this year. Then, it went and undermined me by releasing videos that say exactly what I wrote. In the unfortunate event that you ...   read

 
 
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EA Sports has one big focus for Madden, FIFA, and NHL this year

EA Sports is in a good position with its athletic franchises. The demand for annual iterations in each series is high enough to warrant frequent releases, but sports don't really change. This allows the developers to focus on nothing but im...   read

 
 
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FIFA 15
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FIFA 15 promises a more vibrant experience

The FIFA franchise has been built on the iteration of previous year's installments, so it's no surprise to see FIFA 15 offer a more dynamic environment over any gameplay changes. In EA's press event today, we saw a bigger focus on making t...   read

 
 
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FIFA

FIFA 15 on PC won't use the old engine again

While EA Sports went with its new Ignite engine for FIFA 14 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the company opted not to use the game engine for the PC version. At the time, it was argued that the average player didn't have a good-enough machine...   read

 
 
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EA looking to stream games direct to Comcast customers

Electronic Arts could soon be offering their games directly to Comcast subscribers, according to a report from Reuters. The two companies have been in talks, and after two years of testing it seems the deal is close to an agreement. Titles ...   read

 
 
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FIFA World Cup Brazil
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I wonder how much money EA makes on 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Every four years, many of us pretend to be fans of il calcio -- I'm sorry, soccer -- for the global spectacle that is the World Cup. Every four years, EA releases an extra, novelty soccer game (in addition to its annual FIFA series) themed...   read

 
 
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459,000 FIFA 14 games are being played every 90 minutes

I'm playing and digging FIFA 14, but I'll admit to not having any idea what's going on. I don't know the teams, the players, or any of the rules. I just try to get the ball to the goal.On the other hand, my European friends are all up ...   read

 
 
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FIFA Manager is no more

EA says there won't be any more FIFA Manager games

Gerald Köhler, the founder and designer of FIFA Manager, sent out an open letter this weekend stating that FIFA Manager 14 would be the last one in the series. He said that "one game has practically dominated the market" of the al...   read

 
 
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FIFA 14

FIFA 14 crash reported on Xbox One

A recent post on the EA Sports support page confirms launching FIFA 14 on Xbox One, while two controllers are connected, may cause the game to crash during startup.  The post breaks down the root of the crash to "using t...   read

 
 
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